North Korea’s recently revealed COVID-19 outbreak may have already infected hundreds of thousands of people over the past month, according to the country’s state media.
“There is no other respiratory virus that can be prevalent right now other than COVID-19.”.
But what’s spreading in North Korea now is five to six times more transmissible than the one in Wuhan.”.
But what’s spreading in North Korea now is five to six times more transmissible than the one in Wuhan,” said Lee.
North Korean authorities on Thursday elevated the country’s national quarantine measures to “maximum emergency” after detecting the BA.2 Omicron variant.
Dr Sojin Lim, senior lecturer in North Korean Studies at the UK’s University of Central Lancashire, said it’s possible that North Korea had no COVID-19 cases until the recent outbreak.
The Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the ruling party’s highest decision-making body, described the outbreak as a “grave situation.” »